What We Do

Through the financial resources of a broad base of donors, Our Community Foundation is a grant-making public charity dedicated to improving the lives of people in Daviess County, Indiana by achieving our donors’ charitable wishes and aligning grant funds with community needs.

Our Community Foundation provides a means for donors to address present and future needs in the community by forming permanent and temporary funds. We provide a variety of gift options to help donors achieve their charitable wishes and provide an outlet for charitable capital to be created and preserved.

As residents of the Daviess County community, board members and staff provide vital knowledge of the community we serve, as well as its needs. By working with a variety of donors and nonprofits we have the unique position as a funder, convener, and connector, with the ability to bring people together around a common cause – improving the lives of people in Daviess County, Indiana.


Since 1993, the community foundation serving our county has been the Daviess County Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Community Foundation Alliance, Inc. After extensive review, the County Services Committee for Daviess County voted on July 26, 2021, that it was in the best interest of the community to establish a separate entity, as allowed by the separation procedures outlined in the Community Foundation Alliance Bylaws.

Board of Directors

Local People….Local Decisions

Our 23 dedicated Board members bring a spectrum of different experiences and diverse views from all corners of Daviess County. They welcome your questions and invite you to learn more about the Foundation’s important work.

Joe Singleton, Retired Business Owner/Banker, Washington, President
Kirsten Emmons, Executive, Medical Industry, Montgomery, Vice President
Paula Jones, Retired Graphic Design/Marketing, Montgomery, Secretary
Alex Knepp, Financial Advisor, Montgomery

Scott Arthur, Agriculture/Business Owner, Washington, Director
Chance Berry, Banker, Plainville, Director
Jordan Briggeman, Banker, Washington, Director
J. Merle Callahan, Realtor/Retired Educator, Loogootee, Director

Shannon Dalton, Plant Manager, Washington, Director
Tony Duncheon, Banker/County Official, Montgomery, Director
David Frette, CPA/Business Owner, Washington, Director
Carolyn Jones, Retired College Professor/Administrator, Washington, Director

Cindy Mason, Accounting Professional, Washington, Director
Gretchen Miles, Educator, Washington, Director
Linda Myers, Retired Social Worker, Washington, Director
Carol Nugent, Agriculture/Business Owner, Elnora, Director

Steve Peterson, Assistant School Superintendent, Washington, Director
Dr. Dan Roach, Retired School Superintendent, Washington, Director
Travis Schaffer, Banker, Washington, Director

Peg Stephens, Business Owner/Public Utilities, Washington, Director
Joe Wellman, Former Mayor/Retired Banker, Washington, Director

Mary Smith, Our Community Foundation Executive Director, Washington


Our Community Foundation maintains and manages much information that must be kept confidential. This includes information about donors, prospective donors, grantees, prospective grantees, and wealth advisors and their firms. Review our Confidentiality Policy or contact us at Our Community Foundation, PO Box 84, Washington, IN 47501 or info@localforever.org

Conflict of Interest

Our Community Foundation’s Conflict of Interest policy protects the Foundation when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of an officer or director of the Our Community Foundation or might result in a possible excess benefit transaction. Review our Conflict of Interest Policy or contact us at Our Community Foundation, PO Box 84, Washington, IN 47501 or or info@localforever.org

Employment Opportunities

Coming soon!


Our Community Foundation, Inc. follows an equal opportunity employment policy and employs personnel without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, pregnancy, veteran status, military obligations, and marital status. This policy applies to hiring, internal promotions, training, opportunities for advancement, and terminations. The terms of this policy shall also apply to the selection of all grantees and all persons or organizations who assist, advise, or collaborate with Our Community Foundation in our various programs.